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Auction 157, Lot 533

"[Lot of 2] Synopsis Circuli Rhenani Inferioris sive Electorum Rheni... [and] Palatinatus Inferior, sive Electoratus Palatinus ad Rhenum...", Seutter/Lotter

Subject: Western Germany, Rhine River

Period: 1744 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor...

Color: Hand Color

10.3 x 7.8 inches
26.2 x 19.8 cm

This pair of small but detailed maps depicts the course of the Rhine through Germany. The first tracks the river from North-Rhine-Westphalia down to southwest Germany. The second focuses on the Upper Rhine region. Political divisions, town and cities (including Cologne, Dusseldorf, Bonn, Frankfurt, and more), and topographical detail are shown. Each map features a decorative title cartouche, the first with coats of arms and two gentlemen, the second with a river god and other allegorical figures. Both are engraved by Tobias Conrad Lotter.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.SEU-3a #40 & #41.

Condition: B+

Light soiling at lower right and damp stains confined to the right blank margins. Trimmed to the neatline at top.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 5/4/2016